Category Archives: Culture

Those New Yorker Cartoons

Behind the scenes at the New Yorker Magazine.

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Adam Savage’s Obsession

What’s in the mind behind one of the hosts of Mythbusters

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Carmen Agra Deedy Great Story Telling

A great story about her mama spun at TED.

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Gratitude, forgiveness, and optimism

From last week’s EconTalk podcast: I do to improve my sense of well-being? New field of Positive Psychology points to gratitude, forgiveness, and optimism as actually making people happier. An economic case for a Christian idea. Technorati Tags: christian, Economics

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One of the Problems with Contemporary Christian Music

In “Suffering, Thy Name Is FM Radio“, Jeff Tucker surfs the FM dial. He concludes with the problems of contemporary Christian Music: I’ll just say this as plainly as possible: Christian contemporary music is ghastly, insipid, uninspired, brain draining, and … Continue reading

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State-Free Science Fair

O’Reilly Media’s Make Magazine proves that you don’t need state sponsored science fairs to promote innovation and interest in science and technology. This past weekend Make Magazine held its first Maker Faire where over 20,000 people attended, and by all … Continue reading

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Computer glitch led to Atlanta airport scare

CNN.com reports TSA: Computer glitch led to Atlanta airport scare. Isn’t technology wonderful. It is so wonderful that government procured software keeps us safe. Thanks Tech.Memorandum. Technorati Tags: Commentary, Liberty, Politics, Technology, Transportation

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Olympics Podcast

The best of the podcasts for the olymipcs have to go to the New York Times and AP. AP had the best daily coverage along with commentary. I shouldn’t forget Jim Lampley’s daily commentaries from Torino on the NBC Olympics … Continue reading

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Doctor Floyd and Garageband

One of the nice features of Apple’s Garage Band are the music loops. They are alot of fun to play with. You can write your own piece by putting midi clips togther. Enter The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd who … Continue reading

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Aslan vs. Kong

It looks like Aslan is killing Kong at the box office. (By way of Digg.com)

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Podcast

By way of BoingBoing. A posting about Penguin Books Podcast of Charles Dickens‘ A Christmas Carol.

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Doc Searls: Just a couple points

Doc adds a couple points to the record longhorn story in the Washington Post. Technorati Tags: humor, politics

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Long Tail Musician

Three or four years ago, I played hammered dulcimer for a Christmas Eve service at my former church. Some of the musicians, I later learned were hired professionals. One of them commented to me that if I were good enough … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, That’s Mine!

This morning I decide to stop by a Starbucks on the way to school. I placed my order (grande drip, room for cream, and a pastry), and while I’m waiting for the pastry, a young lady walks in and somewhat … Continue reading

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Putting Things in Boxes

When critics of modernity say that we should stop classifying, they themselves are classifying. I heard one postmodern preacher say that we should stop putting things in boxes – that is classifying things as christian, secular, etc. But in doing … Continue reading

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Covering the Hurricane Coverage

Again from Chris Pirillo: Covering the Hurricane Coverage. He’s not making light of tragedy, but he’s taking a hilarious shot at Main Stream Media coverage.

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It’s the Bickersons The Ponzi and Chris Show (Weekly Broadcast)

The Ponzi and Chris Show is a nerdy version of The Bickersons. I found it in with The Chris Pirillo Show Podcast subscription. One thing is clear, can be most difficult to give tech support to those who are closest … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Kelo Decision by Rep. Ron Paul

Congressman Ron Paul has written an excellent article on the Kelo decision on lewrockwell.com. He says: It is folly to believe we will regain lost freedoms if only the right individuals are appointed to the Supreme Court. Republican presidents, including … Continue reading

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Houston swimmer’s rescuer ends up in jail

A posting in the Lew Rockwell blog points out this story from the Houston Chronicle. This one goes in the “No good deed goes unpunished” file.

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Astrologer Sues NASA Over Comet Probe – Yahoo! News

In this Yahoo News story, Astrologer Sues NASA Over Comet Probe, some Russian astrologer is suing NASA because it caused her “moral suffering” because it would “deform her horoscope.” Found by way of Slashdot.

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